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Rachel Khoo’s Pancake Day tips

by Elizabeth Young

published on 12 February 2015

Get primed and ready for Pancake Day with these top pancake tips from the queen of crêpes, Rachel Khoo.

Rachel says:

1. Make sure to lightly grease your pan and remove any excess fat with a paper towel.

2. Don’t worry about the first or second pancake coming out funny. They always do!

3. Warm up your pan slowly until you have a medium hot heat.

4. Use a spatula to loosen the pancake before flipping it.

5. Flip the pancake when you the surface is matt and the edges begin to brown.

And voilà! Perfect pancakes every time! 

Here are some of our favourite pancake recipes to get you started…

Crêpes et galettes (Pancakes and Buckwheat Pancakes)

Crêpes et galettes (Pancakes and Buckwheat Pancakes)

Rachel Khoo shares a standard recipe for crêpes, as well as a recipe for buckwheat galettes, both of which can be eaten with any number of sweet or savoury toppings.

Silver-Dollar Pancakes

Silver-Dollar Pancakes

by Jack Monroe

If you prefer thicker, American-style pancakes, try Jack Monroe’s recipe for dainty silver dollar pancakes, served with maple syrup and crispy bacon.

Banana and Buttermilk Pancakes

Banana and Buttermilk Pancakes

by Claire Thomson

Light and fluffy, these banana and buttermilk pancakes are super-easy to throw together, making them a perfect after-school snack.

American Blueberry Pancakes

American Blueberry Pancakes

by DK Publishing

Studded with juicy blueberries these pancakes are made to be piled high and eaten with lashings of maple syrup.

Lemon and Sugar Crêpes

Lemon and Sugar Crêpes

by Victoria Blashford-Snell

You can’t beat a classic, and these lemon and sugar crêpes are guaranteed to hit the spot every time.

Lace Heart Pancakes

Lace Heart Pancakes

by Emma Marsden

Try something a little more intricate with these sugar-dusted lace heart pancakes.

Easy Pancakes

Easy Pancakes

Genevieve Taylor’s easy pancake recipe is an essential addition to any cook’s repertoire.

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